Owen, Helguera score, earn Luxemburgo record seventh straight victory
Michael Owen and Ivan Helguera scored three
minutes apart late in the second half and Real Madrid rallied past
Osasuna 2-1 on Sunday to give coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo a record
seventh straight victory since taking over the club.
The victory on a wind-swept field kept Madrid four points behind Spanish
league leader FC Barcelona and enabled Luxemburgo, who was appointed
coach in December, to break Luis Carniglia's record for a first-year
manager set in the 1958-59 season.
FC Barcelona, which won 4-1 at Zaragoza on Saturday, leads the standings
with 54 points. Sevilla, which moved into third with a 2-1 victory over
Villarreal earlier in the day, has 41.